There are habits that seem harmless to hair, but aren’t; dermatologist explains what they are
Washing, treating, moisturizing, nourishing… There’s a lot to do with hair, isn’t there? Depending on the color and classification, there are even more treatment steps and hair schedules.
However, what many people don’t know is that you can ruin all this if you don’t practice habits that are harmful to your hair. After all, there’s no point in using a product that strengthens your hair if you have attitudes that weaken it.
That’s why we’ve brought you tips from dermatologist Rita de Cássia Rossini, who specializes in trichology, on the mistakes you can make with your hair without realizing it. Take a look and write everything down so you don’t make any more mistakes!
Washing with hot water
Using hot water is bad for your hair because it makes it oily, fragile and brittle. So when washing your hair, always opt for a cold or lukewarm temperature.
Not washing your hair often
Not washing your hair can also cause problems and even diseases, such as seborrheic dermatitis, which is an inflammation that causes flaking and redness. In this sense, the expert recommends washing your hair three times a week. Any more than that could be too much and damage the hair.
Not sanitizing the hairbrush
Another important issue is to remove any dirt from the hairbrush. Always remove the strands that remain after brushing and wash with soap and running water. Let it dry well in an airy place to avoid mold.
Tying up wet or tight hair
Never tie your hair up while it’s wet, as this damages its structure. In addition, a mistake many people make is to hold their hair too tightly, which can lead to hair loss and alopecia.
Leaving the towel on your head after showering
Although this is a habit that helps to dry the hair, it is not recommended. This is because the towel generates friction with the hair. In turn, the humid environment can increase the chances of fungus appearing on the scalp.
Using too much shampoo and conditioner
Too much shampoo can remove water and oils from the outside of the hair, leaving it drier and more fragile. Using too much conditioner at the root of the hair can lead to an obstruction of the follicle opening. Attitudes like these can worsen seborrheic dermatitis and other scalp alopecia, as well as making the hair heavy and unmanageable.
Using products unsuitable for your hair type
Sometimes, what may be good for one hair may not benefit others. That’s why you should always make sure your products are suitable for your hair type.